Kevin Oliver is an LA and NY-based documentary film, TV, social media, and commercial editor, multimedia producer, and sound recordist. He got his start working alongside renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles of the Maysles Brothers (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter, The Gates) and has since worked as an editor on several short and feature-length films. He is editor on Soledad, a feature-length documentary following three inmates after their release from one of California's most violent and overcrowded prisons, and most recently co-edited Voices Beyond The Wall, following a group of orphaned teenage girls living in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, as they learn to write poetry about their lives. His other recent documentary work includes behind-the-scenes documentaries for Disney and a tribute to Spike Lee which screened during his 2016 Honorary Academy Award win. He has worked for Alex Gibney's production company Jigsaw Films, for Spike Lee's editor Sam Pollard, and Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster, who directed American Promise, which won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award at Sundance 2013. He is a contributing video editor for the New York Times. He has edited and produced multimedia projects on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall (Stonewall Forever) for the NYC LGBTQ Center & Google, and Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their tattoos (War Ink) for Cal Humanities. His work as a feature news editor has appeared on ABC News. His work as Producer & Editor for Apple Music's new documentary series on songs that have made a social and political impact included artists such as Patti Smith, Bono, Keith Richards, and Sheryl Crow. His documentary shorts and infographic videos for social media-based news platform ATTN: have received tens of millions of views. He has also worked as a video editor for widely followed social media platforms such as Upworthy, Mic, Zoe Saldana's production company BESE, Brut, Tastemade, and more. His work as a video editor has appeared everywhere from national ad campaigns to a billboard in Times Square to The White House Facebook feed for clients including HBO, Disney, ABC News, Apple Music, Adobe, Netflix, Paypal, TED Talks, Pandora, Hyatt, Lyft, The City of New York, Salesforce, HP, Clif Bar, Men's Health, The Cooking Channel, and Sephora. His work as a trailer and funding reel editor has earned numerous filmmaking grants from organizations including Cal Humanities, Pacific Pioneer, and ITVS (Real Boy, 2015) and fellowships from Film Independent's Documentary Lab, the Camden International Film Festival's Points North Documentary Forum, and the Paley Center's Documentary Pitch Competition. He most recently assistant edited The Genius of Marian, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 and was broadcast on PBS' POV in 2014. In addition to making films, he records and conducts oral history interviews across the country for StoryCorps, a National Public Radio-affiliated Peabody Award-winning project dedicated to preserving the stories of everyday Americans at the Library of Congress. His work as a radio editor has been broadcast on NPR, WNYC, KPCC, KQED, KALW, and PRI's The World.
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